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Hyderabad: NIA arrests two for link with ISIS

ANI  |  Telangana (Hyderabad) [India] 

The Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested two people here, for allegedly planning acts of terror on the instructions of Islamic State of and (ISIS), a proscribed terrorist organisation.

The accused, (24) and (19), came under the radar of the security agency after it received information from a reliable source that the accused are associated with a group of three youth who were arrested from two years back for allegedly training youth to carry out terrorist attacks.

The NIA also conducted raids at as many as seven places on August 6 in A lot of incriminating material was recovered and seized. The same has been sent to CFSL for analysis and data extraction.

In 2016, NIA arrested Sheikh Azhar ul Islam, and for identifying, motivating, radicalising, recruiting and training Indian Muslim youth on behalf of the proscribed outfit to carry out terror activities.

During their trial, Sheikh Azhar ul and pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment, while trial against accused is still going on.

Further investigation in the connection is underway.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 14:55 IST